List of billionaires (2007)

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This list of billionaires is based on an annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people compiled and published by Forbes magazine on March 8, 2007.[1] Forbes is an American, national business magazine. There are 946 billionaires on Forbes list, with 178 newcomers and 17 returning after being delisted from previous lists. The first 100 billionaires are listed here, and the billionaires ranked 102–946 are found at List of billionaires (2007) 102-946. The total net worth is an estimate measured in United States dollars, based on the closing stock prices of the stock exchanges on which each person's company is listed on, and exchange rates on February 9, 2007. Stock prices are defined as shares of ownership in a corporation, and exchange rates are defined as how much one currency is worth in terms of another. This list only represents each person's valuation on a single day due to daily fluctuations among exchange rates and stock valuations. The combined net worth of the list is US$3.5 trillion, a US$900 billion increase from 2006.[2]


[edit] Top billionaires

The following list is the ranking of the world's richest billionaires on February 9, 2007, and does not reflect changes since that date.

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# Name Net worth (USD) Citizenship Sources of wealth
&0000000000000001.0000001 Gates, BillBill Gates $56.0 billion   United States Microsoft
&0000000000000002.0000002 Buffett, WarrenWarren Buffett $52.0 billion   United States Berkshire Hathaway
&0000000000000003.0000003 Slim Helú, CarlosCarlos Slim Helú $49.0 billion   Mexico Telmex, América Móvil, Grupo Carso, Comp USA
&0000000000000004.0000004 Kamprad, IngvarIngvar Kamprad $33.0 billion   Sweden IKEA, IKANO, real estate
&0000000000000005.0000005 Mittal, LakshmiLakshmi Mittal $32.0 billion   India Arcelor Mittal
&0000000000000006.0000006 Adelson, SheldonSheldon Adelson $26.5 billion   United States Las Vegas Sands
&0000000000000007.0000007 Arnault, BernardBernard Arnault $26.0 billion   France LVMH
&0000000000000008.0000008 Ortega, AmancioAmancio Ortega $24.0 billion   Spain Inditex Group, real estate
&0000000000000009.0000009 Ka-shing, LiLi Ka-shing $23.0 billion   Hong Kong Cheung Kong Holdings, Hutchison Whampoa
&0000000000000010.00000010 David Thomson and family $22.0 billion   Canada Thomson Corporation
&0000000000000011.00000011 Ellison, LawrenceLawrence Ellison $21.5 billion   United States Oracle Corporation
&0000000000000012.00000012 Bettencourt, LilianeLiliane Bettencourt $20.7 billion   France L'Oréal, Nestle
&0000000000000013.00000013 Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud, PrincePrince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud $20.3 billion   Saudi Arabia Kingdom Holding Company, Citigroup
&0000000000000014.00000014 Ambani, MukeshMukesh Ambani $20.1 billion   India Reliance Industries Ltd
&0000000000000015.00000015 Albrecht, KarlKarl Albrecht $20.0 billion   Germany ALDI
&0000000000000016.00000016 Abramovich, RomanRoman Abramovich $18.7 billion   Russia Millhouse Capital
&0000000000000017.00000017 Persson, StefanStefan Persson $18.4 billion   Sweden Hennes & Mauritz
&0000000000000018.00000018 Ambani, AnilAnil Ambani $18.2 billion   India Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
&0000000000000019.00000019 Allen, PaulPaul Allen $18.0 billion   United States Microsoft, Vulcan Ventures, Portland Trail Blazers, investment
&0000000000000020.00000020 Albrecht, TheoTheo Albrecht $17.5 billion   Germany ALDI, Trader Joes, Albertsons
&0000000000000021.00000021 Premji, AzimAzim Premji $17.1 billion   India Wipro Technologies
&0000000000000022.00000022 Shau Kee, LeeLee Shau Kee $17.0 billion   Hong Kong Henderson Land Development
&0000000000000023.00000023 Walton, JimJim Walton $16.8 billion   United States Wal-Mart
&0000000000000024.00000024 Christy Walton and family $16.7 billion   United States Wal-Mart
&0000000000000024.00000024 Robson Walton, S.S. Robson Walton $16.7 billion   United States Wal-Mart
&0000000000000026.00000026 Brin, SergeySergey Brin $16.6 billion   United States Google
&0000000000000026.00000026 Page, LarryLarry Page $16.6 billion   United States Google
&0000000000000026.00000026 Walton, AliceAlice Walton $16.6 billion   United States Wal-Mart
&0000000000000029.00000029 Walton, HelenHelen Walton $16.4 billion   United States Wal-Mart
&0000000000000030.00000030 Dell, MichaelMichael Dell $15.8 billion   United States Dell, investment
&0000000000000031.00000031 Ballmer, StevenSteven Ballmer $15.0 billion   United States Microsoft
&0000000000000031.00000031 Kerkorian, KirkKirk Kerkorian $15.0 billion   United States Tracinda Corporation
&0000000000000031.00000031 Kwok, RaymondRaymond Kwok, Thomas and Walter $15.0 billion   Hong Kong Sun Hung Kai & Company
&0000000000000034.00000034 Pinault, FrançoisFrançois Pinault $14.5 billion   France PPR
&0000000000000035.00000035 Kerimov, SuleimanSuleiman Kerimov $14.4 billion   Russia Gazprom, Sberbank
&0000000000000036.00000036 Lisin, VladimirVladimir Lisin $14.3 billion   Russia Novolipetsk Steel
&0000000000000037.00000037 Jack C. Taylor and family $13.9 billion   United States Enterprise Rent-A-Car
&0000000000000038.00000038 Potanin, VladimirVladimir Potanin $13.5 billion   Russia Interros
&0000000000000038.00000038 Prokhorov, MikhailMikhail Prokhorov $13.5 billion   Russia Interros
&0000000000000040.00000040 Deripaska, OlegOleg Deripaska $13.3 billion   Russia Rusal
&0000000000000040.00000040 Michael Otto and family $13.3 billion   Germany Otto GmbH
&0000000000000042.00000042 Icahn, CarlCarl Icahn $13.0 billion   United States investments, TWA
&0000000000000042.00000042 Johnson, AbigailAbigail Johnson $13.0 billion   United States Fidelity Investments
&0000000000000044.00000044 Merckle, AdolfAdolf Merckle $12.8 billion   Germany Phoenix Pharmahandel
&0000000000000045.00000045 Cox Anthony, BarbaraBarbara Cox Anthony $12.6 billion   United States Cox Enterprises
&0000000000000045.00000045 Cox Chambers, AnneAnne Cox Chambers $12.6 billion   United States Cox Enterprises
&0000000000000045.00000045 Fridman, MikhailMikhail Fridman $12.6 billion   Russia Alfa Group
&0000000000000048.00000048 Alekperov, VagitVagit Alekperov $12.4 billion   Russia LUKoil
&0000000000000049.00000049 Koch, CharlesCharles Koch $12.0 billion   United States Koch Industries
&0000000000000049.00000049 Koch, DavidDavid Koch $12.0 billion   United States Koch Industries
&0000000000000051.00000051 Silvio Berlusconi and family $11.8 billion   Italy Fininvest
&0000000000000052.00000052 Nasser Al-Kharafi and family $11.5 billion   Kuwait M. A. Kharafi & Sons
&0000000000000052.00000052 Del Vecchio, LeonardoLeonardo Del Vecchio $11.5 billion   Italy Luxottica
&0000000000000054.00000054 Mordashov, AlexeiAlexei Mordashov $11.2 billion   Russia Severstal
&0000000000000055.00000055 Duke of Westminster and family $11.0 billion   United Kingdom Grosvenor Group
&0000000000000055.00000055 Spiro Latsis and family $11.0 billion   Greece EFG Bank European Financial Group
&0000000000000055.00000055 Birgit Rausing and family $11.0 billion   Sweden Tetra Laval
&0000000000000058.00000058 Edward Mars, Jr., ForrestForrest Edward Mars, Jr. $10.5 billion   United States Mars, Incorporated
&0000000000000058.00000058 Mars, JacquelineJacqueline Mars $10.5 billion   United States Mars, Incorporated
&0000000000000058.00000058 Mars, JohnJohn Mars $10.5 billion   United States Mars, Incorporated
&0000000000000061.00000061 Vekselberg, ViktorViktor Vekselberg $10.4 billion   Russia Renova Group
&0000000000000062.00000062 Serge Dassault and family $10.0 billion   France Dassault Group
&0000000000000062.00000062 Ergen, CharlesCharles Ergen $10.0 billion   United States EchoStar Communications Corporation
&0000000000000062.00000062 Michele Ferrero and family $10.0 billion   Italy Ferrero SpA
&0000000000000062.00000062 Sawiris, NaguibNaguib Sawiris $10.0 billion   Egypt Orascom Telecom Holding
&0000000000000062.00000062 Pal Singh, KushalKushal Pal Singh $10.0 billion   India DLF Group
&0000000000000062.00000062 Wertheimer, AlainAlain Wertheimer and Gerard Wertheimer $10.0 billion   France Chanel
&0000000000000068.00000068 Klatten, SusanneSusanne Klatten $9.6 billion   Germany Altana, BMW
&0000000000000069.00000069 Knight, PhilipPhilip Knight $9.5 billion   United States Nike Inc.
&0000000000000069.00000069 Sunil Mittal and family $9.5 billion   India Bharti Telecom
&0000000000000071.00000071 Kluge, JohnJohn Kluge $9.1 billion   United States Metromedia
&0000000000000071.00000071 Yevtushenkov, VladimirVladimir Yevtushenkov $9.1 billion   Russia Sistema
&0000000000000073.00000073 Murdoch, RupertRupert Murdoch $9.0 billion   United States News Corporation
&0000000000000073.00000073 Rausing, HansHans Rausing $9.0 billion   Sweden Tetra Laval
&0000000000000073.00000073 Würth, ReinholdReinhold Würth $9.0 billion   Germany Würth
&0000000000000076.00000076 Bertarelli, ErnestoErnesto Bertarelli $8.8 billion   Switzerland Serono
&0000000000000076.00000076 Omidyar, PierrePierre Omidyar $8.8 billion   United States eBay
&0000000000000078.00000078 Schaeffler, Maria-ElisabethMaria-Elisabeth Schaeffler and Georg Schaeffler $8.7 billion   Germany Schaeffler Group
&0000000000000079.00000079 Rafael del Pino and family $8.6 billion   Spain Ferrovial
&0000000000000080.00000080 Bren, DonaldDonald Bren $8.5 billion   United States Irvine Company
&0000000000000080.00000080 Kaiser, GeorgeGeorge Kaiser $8.5 billion   United States BOK Financial Corporation
&0000000000000080.00000080 Soros, GeorgeGeorge Soros $8.5 billion   United States Soros Fund Management
&0000000000000083.00000083 Tsvetkov, NikolaiNikolai Tsvetkov $8.4 billion   Russia Nikoil Financial
&0000000000000083.00000083 von Finck, Jr., AugustAugust von Finck, Jr. $8.4 billion   Germany Allianz
&0000000000000085.00000085 Duncan, DanDan Duncan $8.2 billion   United States Enterprise Products
&0000000000000086.00000086 Al Amoudi, MohammedMohammed Al Amoudi $8.0 billion   Saudi Arabia Corral Petroleum Holdings
&0000000000000086.00000086 Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair and family $8.0 billion   United Arab Emirates MashreqBank
&0000000000000086.00000086 Birla, KumarKumar Birla $8.0 billion   India Aditya Birla Group
&0000000000000086.00000086 Khan, GermanGerman Khan $8.0 billion   Russia Alfa Group
&0000000000000086.00000086 Makhmudov, IskanderIskander Makhmudov $8.0 billion   Russia Uralskaya Gorno-Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya
&0000000000000086.00000086 Redstone, SumnerSumner Redstone $8.0 billion   United States National Amusements
&0000000000000086.00000086 Ruia, ShashiShashi Ruia and Ravi Ruia $8.0 billion   India Essar
&0000000000000093.00000093 Anschutz, PhilipPhilip Anschutz $7.9 billion   United States The Anschutz Corporation
&0000000000000093.00000093 Galen Weston and family $7.9 billion   Canada George Weston Limited, Associated British Foods
&0000000000000095.00000095 Bañuelos, EnriqueEnrique Bañuelos $7.7 billion   Spain Astroc
&0000000000000096.00000096 Quandt, StefanStefan Quandt $7.6 billion   Germany BMW
&0000000000000097.00000097 Al-Sanea, MaanMaan Al-Sanea $7.5 billion   Saudi Arabia Saad Group
&0000000000000097.00000097 Johnson, III, EdwardEdward Johnson, III $7.5 billion   United States Fidelity Investments
&0000000000000099.00000099 Al Rajhi, SulaimanSulaiman Al Rajhi $7.4 billion   Saudi Arabia Al-Rajhi Bank
&0000000000000100.000000100 Newhouse, DonaldDonald Newhouse $7.3 billion   United States Condé Nast Publications
&0000000000000100.000000100 Newhouse Jr, SamuelSamuel Newhouse Jr $7.3 billion   United States Condé Nast Publications

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. Kroll, Luisa (2007-03-08). "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. Retrieved on 2008-03-04. 

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